When many people are diagnosed with cancer, they go it alone. But economics teacher Michael Grenfell has hundreds of supporters–and they're holding a dinner in his honor.
Supporters of Grenfell are hosting a spaghetti dinner on Wednesday at Edsel Ford's cafeteria from 5-7:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to his family to help offset the cost of treatment at the Mayo Clinic.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased until noon Wednesday at Edsel Ford, and a limited number at the door. Over 300 tickets have already been purchased.
Friends and former students of Grenfell expressed their support for his speedy recovery on the Facebook wall for the fundraiser.
"Mr. Grenfell is a great person and deserves the best care possible," said Jillian Kwiatkowski Dahm. "I hope there's a good turnout for this!"
"He's truly a wonderful teacher and I can't wait to support him," added former student Laura Holmgren.
Those unable to attend but wishing to help may send donations to 20601 Rotunda Drive, Dearborn, MI 48124. Make checks payable to Edsel Ford High School.